Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland Nominated as Alternate United Nations Representative

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland was nominated by President Barack Obama on Tuesday to be one of five alternate representatives to the United States' delegation to the United Nations.

Each nation's delegation to the U.N. General Assembly includes five representatives and five alternate representatives. Strickland's post would be largely ceremonial. He was one of three alternates named by President Obama today.

Strickland, 72, had been previously mentioned for an administrative position since leaving the governor's office, when he lost his bid for re-election to Republican John Kasich in 2010. Strickland has also served several terms as a member of the U.S. House.

Strickland was nominated for the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly, which opens next week. The Senate is expected to confirm his nomination.